2015 Audi RS7

So Audi have revised their CLS AMG beater, the RS7 sportback. Still producing 560bhp and 700nm of torque, the new RS7 is being equipped with new LED lights and even more toys for the on board computer. The 4.0 litre tfsi petrol engine produces just 9.5litres/100km compared to the standard A7 TDI, it produces 6litres/100km.

Audi RS 7 Sportback

The 4.0 litre V8 includes Audis cylinder on-demand technology meaning that it can cope nicely with your daily rush hour traffic commutes but can give you thrills with the push of a pedal. The lines of the RS7 have always been quite special and they have been improved on the updated version. The dramatic slope at the rear continues to play a big role in the dynamic styling of the 7. The iconic honeycomb-like grill seen on all RS models makes an appearance but with more distinctive and sharper corners. the large Quattro lettering on the front bumper lets cars in front of you know what they are about approached by. Audi give three different styling options- matt aluminium, gloss black and carbon. No matter what one you chose, you’ll have made the right choice. After all its an Audi RS, there are no bad decisions.

Upon request, Audi will fit your RS7 with Matrix LED technology. This is a very clever use of the headlights. However, LED technology comes as standard on the RS7. There are new paint options also. They include Floret Sliver, metallic; Glacier White, metallic; Mythos Black, metallic; and Sepang Blue, pearl effect.

Inside, you are greeted by RS sport seats. The instrument panel has been given a discreet make over. The infotainment system has been upgraded to the latest generation system. Its most important feature is the graphics processor by Audi’s Partner, Nvidia.

The beafy 4.0 litre bi-turbo V8 producing 560bhp and 700nm of torque between 1750rpm and 5500 rpm plays a large role in the RS7’s status. It gets the five door sports coupe from 0-100kmh in just 3.9 seconds. Thats Vantage V12 territory. Top speeds are between 280kmh and 305kmh with the optional dynamic packages. The RS has a CO2 output of 221 grams. This gives it a hefty €1200 motor tax bill. This 221 grams of CO2 is helped by the cylinder on demand feature which shuts down half of the V8’s cylinders where necessary. An 8 speed tiptronic gearbox works with the bi-turbo V8. On request, Audi will equip the RS with a sports differential on the rear axle.

The adaptive air suspension with adaptive dampening, standard on the RS7, lowers it by 20mm. A further option is dynamic steering giving it that more sportier feel. 20-inch lightweight alloys are fitted as standard but can be replaced by 21-inch ones in three different colours as an option. The ventilated brake disks have a weight-saving wave design but option carbon fibre-ceramic brakes are also available.

So know that you have the whole low-down on the RS7, are you ready to order one? Well you can do so towards the end of 2014 and your car will be ready for delivery in January 2015. Price to be confirmed closer to the launch.